N.J. Recycling

    Christine, electronics must be dropped off

    Starting Jan. 1, New Jersey will begin recycling electronics.  Christine Nelson asked:  Is there any information available on how this program is going to work?  Will the recycling be picked up or will we have to bring it to a location?

    WHYY’s Meggan Kole looked into the new program and found the answer:

    Computers and televisions will no longer be removed from the curb starting Jan. 1. It will be the consumers responsibility to bring the items to any one of the designated recycling facilities. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection said most of the facilities have already been in operation for years. Through better advertising, the state will now focus on making sure the public knows where these places are located to make the recycling more convenient.

    The New Jersey state website has provided a list of all the locations that will accept electronic waste.

    To read Meggan Koles’ original report click here.

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